The Labyrinth at The Edge is an eleven-circuit Labyrinth, similar in design to the Labyrinth in the Chartres Cathedral in France. It is one of the most intricate Labyrinth designs. Our Labyrinth at The Edge has a diameter of 29 meters and a circumference of 91 meters. The length of the pathway is 700 meters, and the total distance of the walk to the centre and out is 1.4 kilometers, making it one of the largest Labyrinths in the world! It was completed in 2002.
For many centuries the Labyrinth has been used as a pathway to spiritual discovery and fulfillment. The Labyrinth is used as a means to enhance prayerful attitudes, intimacy, meditative states, and spiritual focus. It can be used by anyone of any belief system.
The Labyrinth has been part of human consciousness for about 5 000 years with the oldest recorded Labyrinth being a stone-carved relief in Sardinia dating back to about 2 500 BC. A Labyrinth-patterned building dated about 1 800 BC can be found near the pyramid of Pharaoh Amenemhet III in Fayum, Egypt. A coin unearthed in Syria and dating back to 1 300 BC has a Labyrinth pattern pressed into it.
The Labyrinth has a protecting and nurturing nature. Homes, seafaring ships and Cathedrals often had a Labyrinth carving or painting, usually on the masthead or over the front door, to keep all within safe.
Throughout history, the Labyrinth has been used for marriage and commitment ceremonies. Couples recite vows in the centre of the Labyrinth, then emerge together to mark their new life.